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Donora Public Library Association

Nonprofit Overview

Approaching its centennial anniversary, the Donora Public Library was established in 1930 when a meeting of citizens took place representing 22 organizations interested in forming a public library. The Donora Library Association was formed at this meeting, and donations of books were solicited from the community. We are the oldest continuously operating nonprofit organization in the Donora community. Throughout the decades, the organization has grown and changed to meet the needs of the surrounding area, but the library remains true to its original mission to facilitate lifelong learning and growth for all community members through access to materials and services, collaborative partnerships, and opportunities to engage with and learn from one another. The Donora Public Library is a true community gathering space and the information and social hub of the community.

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Current Needs

As any nonprofit will attest to, operational costs are the largest expense. General operating support is always needed and welcomed. But a planned expansion will allow us to increase the space necessary to better serve the public and accommodate the permanent relocation of the Donora Historical Society’s archive collection, as well as help greater numbers of families expose children to new ideas and cultures. In many ways, the Library boosts community pride. The Donora Public Library provides transformative services that help people of all incomes. We improve the literacy of the Donora and surrounding communities. Patrons use computers and develop other skills they need to find pathways to employment, upskilling or remedial education. We focus on building community, inspiring and engaging patrons in social justice and democracy. The Donora Public Library of today is a great opportunity creation organization that emphasizes inclusivity, diversity and equity.

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